Tales of the hall

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John Murray, 1820
 

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Page 186 - Fanny, dear girl! has in my spouse and me " Friends of a kind we wish our friends to be, " None of the poorest nay, sir, no reply, " You shall not need and we are born to die: " And one yet crawls on earth, of whom, I say, " That what he has he cannot take away; " Her mother's father, one who has a store " Of this world's good, and always looks for more; " But, next his money, loves the girl at heart, " And she will have it when they come to part.
Page 195 - Of all attention to another paid ; Yet powerless she her husband to amuse, Lives but t' entreat, implore, resent, accuse ; Jealous and tender, conscious of defects, She merits little, and yet much expects...
Page 51 - Time after time the maid went out and in, " Ere love was yet beginning to begin ; " The first awakening proof, the early doubt, " Rose from observing she went in and out.
Page 194 - With all its dark intensity of shade ; Where the rough wind alone was heard to move, In this, the pause of nature and of love, When now the young are rear'd, and when the old, Lost to the tie, grow negligent and cold — Far to the left he saw the huts of men, Half hid in mist that hung upon the fen ; Before him swallows, gathering for the sea, Took their short nights, and twitter'd on the lea ; And near the bean-sheaf stood, the harvest done, And slowly blacken'd in the sickly sun...
Page 96 - And on the ocean slept th' unanchor'd fleet ; When from our garden, as we look'd above, There was no cloud, and nothing seem'd to move ; Then was my friend in ecstasies — she cried, " There is, I feel there is, a world beside ! " Martha, dear Martha ! we shall hear not then " Of hearts distress'd by good or evil men, " But all will constant, tender, faithful be — " So had I been, and so had one with me ; " But in this world the fondest and the best " Are the most tried, most troubled, and distress'd...
Page 193 - That evening all in fond discourse was spent, When the sad lover to his chamber went, To think on what had past, to grieve and to repent : Early he rose, and look'd with many a sigh On the red light that fill'd the eastern sky ; Oft had he stood before, alert and gay, To hail the glories of the new-born day : But now dejected, languid, listless, low, He saw the wind upon the water blow, And the cold stream curl'd onward as the gale From the pine-hill blew harshly down the dale ; On the right side...
Page 44 - I rode or walked as I was wont before. But now the bounding spirit was no more; A moderate pace would now my body heat; A walk of moderate length distress my feet. I showed my stranger guest those hills sublime, But said, "The view is poor; we need not climb.
Page 43 - Six years had passed, and forty ere the six, When Time began to play his usual tricks : The locks once comely in a virgin's sight, Locks of pure brown, displayed the encroaching white ; The blood, once fervid, now to cool began, And Time's strong pressure to subdue the man. I rode or walked as I was wont before, But now the bounding spirit was no more ; A moderate pace would now my body heat, A walk of moderate length distress my feet. I...
Page 65 - Secrets with girls, like loaded guns with boys, " Are never valued till they make a noise ; " To show how trusted, they their power display; " To show how worthy, they the trust betray; " Like pence in children's pockets secrets lie " In female bosoms— they must burn or fly.

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